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Assessment 1: Essay
Unit Code: EDU10003 The World of Maths
Students Name: Cindy Nguyen
Student Number: 100571470
The use of mathematics and numeracy has a become an important aspect in our world. The use of both mathematics and numeracy has become one of the most important aspect in our daily lives. Many individuals in the world assume that they’re both the same but, in fact they are two different concepts that have different roles to play in our world. In this essay, we will define and explore the aspects of numeracy and mathematics by discussing the similarities and differences in order to differentiate the two from each other. Furthermore, we will also discover the great ways in which
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Compare geometry in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia
February 14, 2019
Geometry is the branch of mathematics concerned with the properties and relations of points, lines, surfaces, solids,
and higher dimensional objects . Geometric concepts were being utilised as early as 3000 BCE by the Egyptians
and Babylonians, it was a beneficial approach to enhance social well being of the civilisations such as tax collection,
building, trade and other practises . Some important Egyptian documents were written in hieratic script; Rhind
Papyrus (1650 BCE) and Moscow Papyrus (1800 BCE), which were well preserved in the dry climate. However,
collecting Mesopotamia information has been
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Sec 2 IP Maths EOY test 1
1. U-shaped curve passes through the point and has a minimum point of . Find when .
2. Given that , and , where . Find the value of
3. Two consecutive positive odd numbers and are such that . Given that the sum of their squares is 4234 and . Find the value of
4. Given , find the value of without finding .
5. 6 men were required to build a bridge 20 metres long in 18 days. On the 4th day, 2 men fell ill and thus could not work for 2 days. On the fifth day, they were tasked to extend the bridge for an additional of 5 metres in 10 days’ time. How many more men should be hired to complete the orders within the deadline?
6. Have you ever wondered how
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An Interesting Equality for Sum of Reciprocals of the Squares
March 28, 2007
Some History about the Sum
Review: Maclaurin Series
Expanding sin−1 x (or arcsinx)
Sources for Further Reading
Some History about the Sum
Let I denote the sum
Jakob Bernoulli (1654–1705) proved that I < 2. Although he and
his brother (Johann) tried very hard, they were not able to find the
exact value of I
Jakob said, “if anybody has discovered the answer that makes us
feel so defeated, please contact us, we will be very grateful.”
Leonard Euler (1707–1783) gave a “proof” that I = pi2/6 in 1734
In fact, he continued to produce the sum of
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Fenel J Fevrin Comment by Ed Cuoco: Nicely done, Fenel.Grade: A
Math Class Develops Logical Reasoning and Methodical Comprehension
When I talk to someone who, usually, does not share my passion for mathematics, I see how his or her face changes instantly. I always ask myself why they think math class is so hard to learn, and they cannot understand why they study mathematics because they cannot apply mathematics in real life. I always perceive that those people do not understand the basics of mathematics. Mathematics contributes so much that it allows a simple citizen not only to count and to measure but to enable informed decisions, and it allows nations to provide
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For many years the view has been that there exists great difference between the academic performance of between men and women, and especially within the areas of science and mathematics. Spelke (2005) reports that few women show the talents required in the fields of science and mathematics, therefore there are fewer women within these fields. A recent review found that women in science, engineering, and technology are less likely to obtain tenure (29% of women compared to 58% of men in full-time, ranked academic positions at 4-year colleges) and are less likely to achieve the rank of full professor (23% of women compared to 50% of men
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Sir Isaac Newton was born January 4, 1643. At the age of three, he was taken under the care of his grandmother. Newton, however, was never a very good student, so when he was a teenager, his mother pulled him from school to work on the farm to train him as a successful farmer. She saw that he very clever and that he had more important talents than farming, so she sent him to Cambridge University at the age of eighteen. There he learned much about science and mathematics and began to formulate some early theories about mathematics. Immediately after his graduation when he was 21, he began to independent research in the fields of natural philosophy and mathematics. Natural philosophy was a
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Renaissance Character Essay
By: Lesedi Mokhele
Galileo Galilei Essay
Considered the farther of modern science, Galileo Galilei made major contributions to the fields of physics, astronomy, mathematics and philosophy. Despite the struggles in his life such as house arrest, Galileo has revolutionize vast amounts in our modern day lives. The discoveries made by Galileo has helped with knowing weather, noticing change in our agriculture and even understanding why our sky looks the way it does when we have eclipses and our moon phases. Galileo Galilei was a mathematics professor who made pioneering observations of nature with long-lasting implications for the study of physics.
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ArchimedesArchimedes was born in Syracuse, Sicily in 287 BC, fathered by an astronomer named Phidias. Archimedes helped develop many of the formulas used in modern day mathematics like geometry. Very little is known about this famous man other than reports, because it was so long ago that he lived, but he is still to this day known as a great mathematician.It is reported by some authors that he visited Egypt and there invented a device now known as Archimedes' screw. This is a pump, still used in many parts of the world. It is highly likely that, when he was a young man, Archimedes studied with the successors of Euclid in Alexandria. Certainly he was familiar with the mathematics developed
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A few days ago, as I was eating lunch with friends, I entered a heated debate about the worth of education. "I should not have to learn algebra and calculus because it will have no influence on my life," my opponent angrily shouted as I tried to defend the usefulness of mathematics. Three days later, I still mul l over the issue, trying to arrive at the origin of the disparity of views betw een my opponent and me. I treasure every bit of knowledge I gain, in or out of school. When someone contends that a particular academic field or realm of inf ormation has no applications, I feel compelled to demonstrate the fallacy of such an argument by citing an example from my life.As a middle
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20.0% of citywide mathematics scores):
As shown above, white students are 7.0% more likely to attend a top mathematics school and 23% more likely to attend a top reading school than black students. Also, Non-FRL students are 22.0% more likely to attend a top mathematics school and 35.0% more likely to attend a top reading school. Further, there is a 7.0% proficiency gap in mathematics and an 8.0% proficiency gap in reading for FRL students compared to non-FRL students. (DeArmond, Denice, Gross, Hernandez and Jochim, 2015).
· Lack of college placement – There is a severe disparity between the percentage of high school graduates that the SCUSD produces and the amount of students taking steps
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how mathematics is fallible and dubious, but in the 21st century very few would agree with this point. In a very technologically based society, mathematics is held with utmost respect and factual certainty. It's because of incredible advances in this field, as well as other sciences, that we live with such ease and comfort today. Nothing seems more "existent" than being able to truly experience life globally thanks to cell phones, computers, etc.The other side of the comparison that Descartes argues is the existence of God. Ironically, I would argue that today's society, at least in the United States, is at an all time low in terms of belief in God. A recent study showed that 18-29 year olds
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to our education. It shows our past mistakes, how to learn from them, and how to identify future problems in our government. This is something that taking State tests will not give you and help you with later in life.
From my current stand point based on what I've experienced first-hand, I feel that our government and schools care more about test scores than education. The government took one strong step backwards by enacting the No Child Left Behind Act of 2014. By enacting this, the federal law demands that students should be fluent in mathematics and reading., forcing schools to heavily test and focus on these subjects. Our schools only gain from these test scores are federal funding to